March 5 - 9, 2017
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL, USA

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The Short Courses Office is located in the North Building, Room N228

You MUST check-in before attending your first course. The office is open 7:30 am – 5:00 pm daily.

Skill-Building Courses

The 2017 Short Courses, offered at beginner and intermediate levels, range from one-half day up to two-days. With more than 100 from which to choose, there are a wide variety of classes covering relevant analytical topics in food science, water/wastewater, environmental, life science, pharmaceutical. Courses for broad-based application and general lab functions include lab management, quality control, technical writing, statistics, data management, and lab safety.

Many attendees have stated that participation in Short Courses is the primary factor that justifies their attendance at Pittcon year after year.

Highlights of the 2017 Short Course Program

  • 40+ new Short Courses added to this year’s program
  • Take 3 or more Short Courses and your Pittcon registration is free
  • Short Courses are ½-day to 2-day sessions

Benefits of taking Short Courses

  • Affordable costs compared to other venues
  • Learn techniques and solutions to improve job productivity
  • Gain valuable practical technical knowledge to enhance your skills
  • Receive a signed certificate for each course attended

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Dates & Times
Short Courses will be held:
March 4 – 9, 2017

Full Day Session:
8:30am – 5:00pm

Morning Session:
8:30am – 12:00pm

Afternoon Session:
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Short Course Fees

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    Free Registration
    Take three (3) PAID (does not include free) Short Courses and receive free conference registration.

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    Full time students will receive a 50% reduction in Short Course registration fees with a valid student ID card presented on-site.

    Group Discounts
    Group registrations must be completed during one online session in order to receive the FREE registration. If you have any questions or need assistance with group registrations, please email

Cancellation / Refund Policy
  • If you decide to cancel your Conference registration, the amount paid less a $25 cancellation fee will be refunded. In addition, Short Course cancellations made by February 18, 2017, will be issued a full refund less a $25 processing fee for each course cancelled.
  • Short Course cancellations made between February 18 and March 4, 2017, will incur a $100 administrative charge per course, only if the short course notes were NOT DOWNLOADED.
  • If short course notes ARE DOWNLOADED between February 18 and March 4, course changes or refunds WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
  • Conference registration and Short Course cancellations will not be refunded after March 4, 2017. All cancellations are subject to separate fees.

Pittcon 2018 Dates & Times
Exposition: Feb 27 – Mar 1, 2018
Technical Program: Feb 25 – Mar 1, 2018
Short Courses: Feb 26 – Mar 1, 2018

Expo Hours:

Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm

Registration Information

Pittcon 2018 Location
Orange County Convention Center – West
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Convention Center Website

Future Dates
2019 Philadelphia, PA
2020 Chicago, IL
2021 New Orleans, LA
2022 Atlanta, GA
2023 Philadelphia, PA
2024 Chicago, IL
2025 Boston, MA
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